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Resources Available on the CIERA Web site

The CIERA site includes resources in many different formats. This table provides links for downloading the free software needed to use each format.

Resource Type

Software for Macintosh

Software for Windows

HTML

HTML

none

none

P PDF

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader

NP PDF

Non-Printable Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader

Mov

QuickTime Movie (.mov)

QuickTime

QuickTime

.hqx

Macintosh Downloadable File (.hqx, .sit)

Stuffit Expander

Aladdin Expander for Windows

.zip

Windows Downloadable File (.zip)

Stuffit Expander

Aladdin Expander for Windows

       
       

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Download Problems:

One of the most common problems we hear about is that reports or publications do not open, print, or display data correctly. This seems to be a bug in the Adobe Acrobat Web plug-in. It seems that if the plug-in runs out of memory it will not display or print the pdf file correctly. The solution is to download the file before viewing it, using the following instructions:

If you have a PC:

First make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. If you don't, click here to get the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Once this is done:

1. Hold your mouse over the link for the document you wish to view.
2. Right-click on the link and choose "Save link as" or "Save target as."
3. A typical "Save" window will open. Choose a location on your hard drive and save the file.
4. Minimize your Web browser. Go to the saved file and double-click on it.
5. The file should open and all of the data should be displayed.

If you have a Mac:

Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. If you don't, click here to get the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Once this is done:

1. Hold your mouse over the link for the document you wish to view.
2. Click the mouse button over the link and hold the button down, while choosing "Save link as" or "Save target as."
3. A typical "Save" window will open. Choose a location on your hard drive and save the file.
4. Hide your Web browser, then locate the saved file in the Finder and double-click on it.
5. The file should open and all of the data should be displayed.

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The Adobe Acrobat PDF presentations are displayed sideways, is there something wrong?

No there is not anything technically wrong. The way we create PDF presentations has changed and the program that creates them is unable to create presentations that display in true landscape mode, even though they will print up in landscape mode. If you only want to view the documents -and not print them-you will need to rotate the display. To do this you will need to make sure you have Acrobat 4 or newer. If you do not have Acrobat 4 or newer, you will either need to print up the presentations or view the HTML version or update your copy of Acrobat.

To rotate the display on Acrobat 4:

Click on the rotate button (in red) once

or go to the "View" menu and select "Rotate View 90 CCW"

To rotate the display on Acrobat 5 and up:

Click on the rotate button (in red) until it looks the way you want:

or to the "View" menu and select "Rotate Counterclockwise"

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Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
University of Michigan School of Education
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610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
Phone: (734) 647-6940 Fax: (734) 615-4858
ciera@umich.edu

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